23rd Annual Shrimp Festival 5K

Saturday, May 6

Starting at 8:00am – Main Beach

Invite your friends and family to take part in the annual Shrimp 5K Run/Walk presented by Coastal Vision Center on Saturday, May 6 in Fernandina Beach.

The Cause

Proceeds from this event will help provide lessons to underserved individuals and families in our community. As a national leader in water safety and aquatics instruction, we ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. That’s why we offer swim lessons for every age and stage of life. We understand that knowing how to swim is not only a fun, recreational activity, but that it is also a life-saving skill that provides confidence both in and out of the water.


Main Beach
McArthur Family YMCA
1915 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


5K Shrimp Run – 8:00am

Ages 18 and older
Ages 9-17

5K Shrimp Walk – 8:05am

Ages 18 and older
Ages 9-17

1 Mile Katie Caples Memorial Run – 8:45am

Ages 12 and younger

1/2 Mile Popcorn Shrimp Run – 9:00am

Ages 8 and younger

KidZone childcare will also be available for children ages 3 – 9 years during the race.

Download a printable registration form to bring to the McArthur Y or register online.


Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.